Election outcome will not affect Guyana-US relations
United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, does not advise that Guyana brace itself for any major change with regard to its relationship with the world power. Holloway said that he does not foresee anything that Guyana should be worried about on the heels of Donald Trump’s recent election as United States President.
Kaieteur News interviewed Holloway Thursday, and the envoy was pointed to the fact that President-elect Trump had made a number of ‘worrying’ statements during the recently concluded campaign trail regarding immigration and his intention to redefine America’s foreign policy. Holloway was asked, based on those statements, if he foresees any changes in the good relations currently existing between Guyana and the United States. While the ambassador obviously could not have addressed the query with a 100 percent guarantee, he expressed great confidence that Guyana has nothing to worry about. Holloway said that in his 27 years of working for Republicans and Democrats alike, he learnt that Presidential elections “rarely cause any significant changes to foreign policy.”He said that “no one can predict the future”, but historically America’s foreign policy does not dramatically change after an election.
The Ambassador continued, “Our domestic politics stop at the borders. And therefore I am not anticipating any dramatic changes.” He was careful to say, “Of course, I cannot speak for Presidentelect Trump; and I am a good government employee and I will do whatever or leaders decide that we do. But in the end the election is over, we are all Americans; we are not Democrats or Republicans, we are Americans, and I think Mrs. Clinton, President Obama and President-elect Trump have all said positive things.” (Kaieteurnews.com)